Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

What's The Rush?

It's spreading fast — the idea that rush hour on NYC mass transit has got to go for NYC to start up again and get back its mojo. Sounds right to me. But the end of rush hour means quickly moving the city in a direction never before conjured up even in utopian fever dreams.

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Reimund SchwarzeSnapshot

Coronavirus, the Future of Cities and an Inclusive Green Recovery

COVID-19 has plunged the world into the deepest crisis in industrial history in just a few months. What began as a local epidemic in Wuhan in December 2019 has developed into a global pandemic along the travel and trade networks so characteristic of 21st Century globalization.

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In the Media

From Demanding Accountability To Nightmare In 9 Months

At the end of 2019, I wrote about the pressing need to create standards to calculate and disclose systemic climate risks faced by corporate and financial America. What happened? Let's look back.

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Subway Reading

John Kerry: US Climate Envoy

President-elect Biden names John Kerry as his special climate envoy + gives him a seat on the National Security Council

Starchitect to NYC: Get Rid Of Street Parking

A master of designing space, world class architect David Rockwell, sketches out streets that replace parked cars with myriad better urban uses + amenities

A Little Climate Preparedness Can Go A Long Way

Helping businesses to identify climate risks can improve both their physical + financial security


The Arctic: Nothing To Be Thankful For

Climate Science 201: Hurricanes

Scientists delve into identifying climate links to the record-shattering number of hurricanes in 2020

EU: Big Offshore Wind Plans

The European Commission targets offshore wind power capacity growth of 250% by 2050, calls goal "feasible"

In The Carbon Age

The Persistence Of Big Coal

Basin Electric persists in burning coal to create the electricity it sells to community co-ops in the midwest, even those that want power alternatives

Rising On Madison Avenue

Designed with COVID safety + climate consciousness a new office building will emerge from the cocoon of the 20th Century MetLife Building at One Madison Avenue (scroll way down in article)

Self-Guided, Green Infrastructure Walking Tour

Put on your mask, use this map, take an Open House NY walking tour

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How Green Is My City
30 Nov
Green Maps partners with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces on an exhibit to help everyone answer the question How Green is My City? Come explore new directions to a more sustainable + healthier common future September 6 - November
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NYCHA’s Climate Mitigation Roadmap
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